2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RNSG 1523 - Intro to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs

Credit Hours: 5
Contact Hours - Lecture: 4 Lab: 2
Introduction to the profession of nursing including the roles of the professional nurse as provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of profession with emphasis on health promotion and primary disease prevention across the life span; essential components of the nursing health assessment; identification of deviations from expected health patterns; the application of a systematic, problem-solving process to provide basic nursing care to diverse patients across the life span; and applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to an integrated approach.
Prerequisite: Admission to ADN program, BIOL 2401 ,  ENGL 1301 , TSI complete for Math. Corequisite: RNSG 1219 , RNSG 1301  and RNSG 1361  
Student Learning Outcomes
1 - Describe the roles of the professional nurse in the delivery of health care. 2 - Discuss the legal and ethical parameters of professional nursing practice including the Nursing Practice Act. 3 - Identify health promotion needs for diverse clients across the life span. 4 - Identify principles and develop skills for safe basic nursing care. 5 - Utilize the systematic problem-solving process to develop a comprehensive plan of care for a patient with basic health care needs